Services Available at the Practice
We aim to provide the best possible care to our patients in a friendly but professional environment and recommend that you make the most of the services available to you.
Blood Tests & Swabs
Blood tests are carried out daily by morning appointment at both surgeries. Swabs are taken daily at both surgeries, if needed.
Please allow 5 days before contacting us for results [unless advised differently]
Weekly session – by GP referral only
Women between the age of 20 and 64 will be normally invited by Cervical screening wales (CSW) for a smear every 3 years (5 years after 60th birthday). Please contact the practice to book a suitable appointment. Results are usually sent out between 4 – 6 weeks. Regular cervical screening can prevent up to 90% of cancers developing, but like other screening tests it is not perfect. It does not always detect early cell changes that may lead to cancer.
If you have any unusal symptoms such as bleeding after sex or between periods, you should see your doctor, even if you have had a recent negative test.
Chronic Disease Monitoring
Patients who have the following long term conditions will be made appointments to see the practice nurse (or GP if appropriate) for a review at least annually. Heart disease, Diabetes, respiratory conditions (including asthmatics on regular inhalers), Kidney conditions, Stroke/TIA, hypothyroidism, epilepsy
It is important that you attend your appointment, even if you feel well. The reviews may include blood tests.
Direct access physiotherapist assessments
For patients with Musculoskeletal problems – for assessement, advice , and referral for further management without the need to see a GP. Fortnightly at NRMC – Pre-booked clinic only.
Family Planning & Sexual Health Services
Your GP can give you avice on contraception methods, and the contraception pill can be given by any doctor. We fit contracteptive subdermal implants. We also offer emergency contraception and advice, and advice on STDs. For more information on the different contraception methods, visit the Family Planning Association website.
Contraceptive implants (nexplanon)
Dr Rogers inserts and removes contraceptive implants. Please book with a GP to discuss.
If you are unwell and unable to come to the surgery (if you are housebound or your condition means that you cannot travel), please make your request for a home visit before 10.30am, if possible.
Weekly antinatal clinics by appointment only on Tuesday afternoons
Some of our GPs provide minor procedures that are suitable to be carried out in a primary care setting. The practice has a dedicated and well equipped operating suite.
Private Medical Examinations and reports
These are not covered by the National Health Service and will usually carry a fee (please ask for a quote before requesting). If you are a existing patient and require a medical (e.g. for employment or insurance purposes), please contact Reception to make an appointment and we will advise you on the nature of the fee involved and whether or not the GPs can do the work. Please state the type of examination you require. Please note that GPs will only accept private requests within their expertise. Please note these exams are not done in normal surgery time, and are arranged at times when GP is not normally providing NHS sessions.
Also the doctors do not routinely accept to do private letters of support regarding housing, sickness benefits, mental capacity, bus/rail cards etc. Generally information requested from organisations regarding your health is contained in your medical notes which you can use for support. You do have the right to request copy (please see Patient information pages on confidentiality). Unfortunatly we do not counter sign passport applications.
Weekly clinics at medical centre run by stop smoking wales
Travel Vaccinations and advice
Our nurses are able to provide travel vaccinations and travel advice for areas where vaccine protection are recommended. Please note, some courses need to be administered 6 weeks before travel. Some protection such as malaria tablets are not available via the NHS, and therefore will incure charges via private prescription. Before contacting us you may wish to check general and vaccination advice on destinations on the following website http://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/home.aspx
Before booking an appointment for travel vaccines you need to complete a travel questionnaire which can be downloaded here Holiday travel questionnaire
We run regular wound clinics for patients with complex wounds and with leg ulcers, which can practically be managed in a primary care setting.